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Museum of Contemporary Photography / Columbia College Chicago | 600 S. Michigan Ave
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Larry Sultan was born in New York in 1946. In 1949 his family moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. He earned a BA in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1968) and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1973). He is the recipient of a United States State Department International Arts and Lectures Grant (2000); four National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowships (1977, 1980, 1986, 1992) and an Art in Public Places Grant (1976); and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1983). From 1992 to 1996 the traveling exhibition Larry Sultan: Pictures from Home was shown at Bronx Museum of Art, New York; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Chicago Cultural Center; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and San Jose Museum of Art, California. His work is part of numerous public collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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Larry Sultan